Araqchi-Schmid begin second round of n. talk in Geneva

Geneva, Jan 10, IRNA – Top representatives of Iran and the Sextet, Seyyed Abbas Araqchi and Helga Schmid, began their second round of talks here Friday to resolve few remaining issues on implementing the two sides’ Geneva November nuclear deal.

The talks between the two sides that began on Thursday in two sessions, one among Araqchi, Schmid and the US veteran diplomat Wendy Sherman, and the other one between the Iranian and US top diplomats, continued on Friday morning as the US representative in the talks departed for Moscow.

Nearly seven weeks after signing a landmark nuclear deal, Iran and six world powers hope to reach an agreement this week on its implementation.

Both sides say reaching agreement is possible at a two-day meeting beginning Thursday afternoon in Geneva.

Under the November agreement, Iran agreed to limit its uranium enrichment to 5 percent — the grade commonly used to power reactors. The deal also commits Iran to stop producing 20 percent enriched uranium and to neutralize its 20 percent stockpile.

At the same time, the agreement allows Tehran to continue enrichment in research and development level in addition to 5% enrichment to provide nuclear fuel, but not to increase its stockpile of it.



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